Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has proven once again that he’s Trump’s very worst surrogate – always saying a bit too much about the awful things going on in the Trump White House.
Following the widespread terror, heartache and outrage caused by Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from many Muslim-majority nations, Giuliani was invited on Fox News to promote overt propaganda about the plan with Judge Jeanine Pirro. The two shared laughs (disturbingly, no one in the Fox editing room seemed to realize shots of these pair cracking up over scenes of families in airports waiting for their loved ones to be released from detainment painted a very bad picture) and they both repeatedly praised Trump.
However the good times wouldn’t last. Giuliani, unable to help himself, accidentally spilled this during a story of how Trump’s unconstitutional executive order came to be:
“I’ll tell you the whole history of it. When he first announced it he said ‘Muslim ban.’ He called me up, he said ‘Put a commission together. Show me the right way to do it legally.'”
Notice the exact moment the tail wagged the dog?
Trump wanted a Muslim ban, but knew it would be illegal to impose a religious test despite his desires, so he had Giuliani and a team of anti-immigrant conservatives figure out a loophole.
They’re solution was to rebrand the Muslim ban as merely a ban on “danger” that just so happens to only include Muslims in Middle Eastern countries. (Christians, according to Trump, will eventually get an exemption. Muslims will not.)
The team hoped nobody would notice the fake out they pulled. It’s safe to say they underestimated the American people’s ability to call them on their bullshit.
The Women's March was astounding but it was planned for two months. Tonight was a spontaneous national protest. Never seen anything like it.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 29, 2017
— Lindsey Wasson (@lindseywasson) January 29, 2017
"Let them see their lawyers" pic.twitter.com/hzZ8q4tIat
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) January 29, 2017
Yeah, laugh it up Giuliani, but you’ve been caught.
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